9 - 12 September 2019 | Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

Congress Speaker List

24th World Energy Congress distinguished speaker list 

A few from our 250 global energy star lineup 

(in alphabetical order by organisation and then by surname)


Government 

Name 

Title

Company

Country

Mustapha Guitouni

Minister of Energy

Government of Algeria

Algeria

João Baptista Borges

Minister of Energy & Water

Government of Angola

Angola

Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo

Minister of Energy

Government of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Hala Adel  Zawati

Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources

Government of Jordan

Jordan

Mohammed Hamad Al-Rumhy

Minister of Oil & Gas

Government of Oman

Oman

Alexander Novak

Minister of Energy

Government of the Russian Federation; Member Committee Chair, World Energy Council 

Russian Federation

Khalid Al-Falih

Minister of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources

Government of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Ibrahim Al-Muhanna

Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources

Government of Saudi Arabia; Vice Chair for the Gulf States/Middle East, World Energy Council 

Saudi Arabia

Doris Leuthard

Head of Federal Department of Transport, Communication, Energy

Government of Switzerland

Switzerland

Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy

Government of the United Arab Emirates; Member Committee Chair, World Energy Council

United Arab Emirates

Matar Al Neyadi

Undersecretary of Energy

Government of the United Arab Emirates; Chair, Congress Organising Committee, World Energy Council 

United Arab Emirates

Abdulah Al-Akwa

Minister of Electricity & Energy

Government of Yemen

Yemen

Alfonso  Blanco Bonilla 

Executive Secretary (OLADE)

Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)

Ecuador

Abbas A. Al-Naqi

Secretary General

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)

United Arab Emirates

Dan Brouillette

Deputy Secretary

United States Department of Energy 

USA

IGOs




Luis Carranza Ugarte

Executive President & Chief Executive Officer

CAF-Development Bank Of Latin America

Venezuela

Sédiko  Douka

Commissioner  

Economic Community of West African States

Nigeria

Fatih Birol

Executive Director

International Energy Association (IEA)

France

Xiansheng Sun

Secretary General

International Energy Forum (IEF)

Saudi Arabia

Yury Sentyurin

Secretary General

Gas Exporting Countries Forum

Qatar

Mohammad Barkindo

Director General

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Austria

Riccardo Puliti

Senior Director, Energy & Extractives

World Bank (WB)

USA

BUSINESS 




Muqsit Ashraf

Managing Director & Global Head of Energy

Accenture Strategy

USA

Carmen Becerril 

Chief International Officer 

Acciona  

Spain

Paddy Padmanathan

President & Chief Executive Officer

ACWA Power

Saudi Arabia

Jason Drew 

President & Chief Executive Officer

AgriProtein Technologies

South Africa

Paul Kearns 

Laboratory Director

Argonne Energy Labs

USA

Ian Gardner

Director

ARUP

United Kingdom

Lorenzo Simonelli

President & Chief Executive Officer

Baker Hughes, a GE Company

USA

Martin Brudermüller

Chief Executive Officer

BASF

Germany

Atul  Sobti

Chairman and Managing Director

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

India

Veronica Garcia

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bitlumens

Switzerland

Steve Bolze

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure Operations and Asset Management

Blackstone

USA

Claudia Cronenbold

President

Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (CBHE)

Bolivia

Luis Carranza Ugarte

Executive President & Chief Executive Officer

CAF - Development Bank of Latin America

Venezuela

Steve Berberich

Chief Executive Officer

California ISO

USA

Jonathan Elkind

Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar

Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA, University of Columbia

USA

Richard Lancaster

Chief Executive Officer

CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd, Member Committee Chair, World Energy Council

Hong Kong SAR

José Antonio Vargas Lleras

President

CODENSA; Chair, Communications & Strategy Committee, World Energy Council

Colombia

Younghoon David Kim

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Daesung Group; Chair, World Energy Council

Republic of Korea

Remi Eriksen

Group President & Chief Executive Officer

DNV GL

Norway

Robert Hanf

Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Regulatory Affairs

Emera Inc.; Vice Chair for North America, World Energy Council

Canada

Gina Domanig

Chief Executive Officer

Emerald Ventures; Co-Chair, Innovation & Issues Monitor, World Energy Council

Switzerland

Leonhard Birnhaum

Member of the Board of Management 

E.ON; Vice Chair for Europe, World Energy Council

Germany

Johannes Teyssen

Chief Executive Officer

E.ON

Germany

Paul Ellis

Executive Chairman, Co-founder

Electron

United Kingdom

Joanna Hubbard

Chief Operating Officer

Electron

United Kingdom

Mohamed  Al Hammadi 

Chief Executive Officer

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

United Arab Emirates

Claudio Descalzi

Chief Executive Officer

ENI

Italy

Stefan  Dohler

Chief Executive Officer

EWE AG

Germany

Elaine Moore

Deputy Editor of the Lex column 

Financial Times

United Kingdom

Wendy  Green

Chief Executive Officer

Fusion Energy Holdings

South Africa

René Bautz

Chief Executive Officer; Chairman

Gaznat; Global Gas Centre

Switzerland

Alexander Medvedev

Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee

Gazprom

Russia

Russell Stokes

President & Chief Executive Officer

GE Power 

USA

Jérôme Pécresse

President & Chief Executive Officer

GE Renewable Energy

France

Russell Stokes

President & Chief Executive Officer

GE Power

USA

Eric Martel

Chief Executive Officer

Hydro-Quebec

Canada

Bernardo Vargas Gibsone

President

ISA

Colombia

Scott  Schnipper

Managing Director

JP Morgan

USA

Mohammed Jameel al Ramahi

Chief Executive Officer

Masdar

United Arab Emirates

Robert C.  Armstrong

Director

MIT Energy Initiative

USA

Keiko  Honda

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

USA

Klaus Bonhoff

Managing Director (Chair)

Nationale Organisation Wasserstoffund Brennstofzellentechnologie

Germany

Gurdeep Singh

Chairman and Managing Director

NTPC Ltd.

India

Francois Austin

Partner & Global Head, Energy

Oliver Wyman Group

United Kingdom

Torben Möger Pedersen

Chief Executive Officer

PensionDenmark

Denmark

David Martin

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Power Ledger

Australia

Norbert Schwieters

Global leader, Energy Utilities & Resources

PwC 

Germany

Jeroen  van Hoof 

Global Leader, Power & Utilities

PwC 

Netherlands 

Ahmed  Badr

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

Egypt

Kenji  Yamaji

Director-General

Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth

Japan

Alexey Likhachev

Director General

Rosatom

Russian Federation

 Rolf Martin Schmitz 

Chief Executive Officer

RWE AG

Germany

Lisa Davis

Member of the Managing Board

Siemens AG

USA

Charity  Wanjiku

Co-Founder

Strauss Energy

South Africa

Younkyoo Kim

Director 

The Center for Energy Governance and Security at Hanyang University;
Division of International Studies

South Korea

Leena Srivastava

Vice Chancellor

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

India

Cameron  Hepburn

Professor of Environmental Economics

University of Oxford, Smith School

United Kingdom

Shigeru Muraki

Executive Advisor

Tokyo Gas Company Ltd.; Vice Chair for Asia Pacific/South Asia, World Energy Council

Japan

Younghoon David  Kim 

Chair; Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

World Energy Council; Daesung Group

South Korea

Robert Hanf

Vice Chair for North America; Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs

World Energy Council; Emera Inc.

Canada

Gina Domanig

Co-Chair, Innovation & Issues Monitor; Chief Executive Officer

World Energy Council; Emerald Ventures

Switzerland

Andrew  Steer

President & Chief Executive Officer

World Resources Institute

USA

CIVIL SOCIETY




Frederic Kempe

Chief Executive Officer

Atlantic Council

USA

Meagan Fallone

Chief Executive Officer

Barefoot College

India

Christian  Zinglersen 

Head of Secretariat 

Clean Energy Ministerial

France

Amy Myers Jaffe

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment; Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change

Council On Foreign Relations (CFR)

USA

Andreas Kuhlman

Chief Executive

DENA

Germany

Ewald Hesse

Chief Executive Officer

Energy Web Foundation

Germany

Craig  Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Friends of the Earth 

United Kingdom

Sandra  Ro

Chief Executive Officer

Global Blockchain Business Council

USA

Liu Zhenya

Chairman

Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) & China Electricity Council

China

Xiansheng Sun

Secretary General

International Energy Forum

China

Adnan Shihab-Eldin

Director General

Kuwait Foundation of the  Advancement of Science

Kuwait

Doug Arent

Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

USA

Jules  Kortenhorst

Chief Executive Officer

Rocky Mountain Institute

USA

Sean Cleary

Chairman

Strategic Concepts

South Africa

Agneta Rising

Director General

World Nuclear Association

United Kingdom

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Global Leader for Climate & Energy

WWF International

Switzerland

WORLD ENERGY COUNCIL GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Klaus-Dieter Barbnecht

Chair, Finance Committee

World Energy Council

Germany

Oleg Budargin

Vice Chair, Responsibility for Regional Development

World Energy Council

Russian Federation

José Da Costa Carvalho Neto

Chair of the Programme Committee

World Energy Council

Brazil

Ged Davis

Executive Chair, World Energy Scenarios

World Energy Council

United Kingdom

Jean-Marie Daugher

Co-Chair

World Energy Council

France

Christoph Frei

Secretary General

& Chief Executive Officer

World Energy Council

United Kingdom

Elham Ibrahim

Vice Chair for Africa

World Energy Council

Egypt

Philippe Joubert

Senior Advisor

World Energy Council

France

Philip Lowe

Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma

World Energy Council

Belgium

Jeroen van der Veer

Executive Chair, Dynamic Resilience

World Energy Council

Netherlands


For more information on speaking opportunities and Congress agenda, please contact
Richard Fitzhugh, Programme Director, Organising Committee of the 24th World Energy Congress.

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